Year 2019 / Volume 26 / Number 3

Editorial

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 187-189 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1120/2019

Alberto Alonso Babarro1, Rogelio Altisent2
1Unidad de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid. 2Cátedra de Profesionalismo y Ética Clínica. Universidad de Zaragoza. IIS Aragón, Zaragoza

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 190-197 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1047/2019

Estefanía Serratusell1, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Calero2, Joana Maria Julià Móra3, Enric Benito4, Joan Vidal5, Catalina Vadell6, Noemí Sansó7
1Equipo técnico del Plan de Atención a las Personas. Servei de Salut de les Illes Balears. Grupo de investigación Cures, Palma de Mallorca. 2Instituto de Investigación sanitaria. Servei de Salut de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca. 3Equipo Soporte Hospitalario Atención Paliativa. Hopital de Manacor, Palma de Mallorca. 4Consultor Senior en Cuidados Paliativos. PortalsNous, Calviá. 5Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital Manacor, Manacor. 6Gerencia. Hospital Manacor, Manacor. 7Departamento de Enfermería y Fisioterapia . Universidad de las Islas Baleares. Grupo de investigación Cures, Palma de Mallorca

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Objective: To assess the potential need for palliative care during the last month of life in patients who passed away at a regional hospital in Mallorca, and to quantify the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures they underwent during their stay with an estimation of the costs incurred.
Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted on 119 deceased patients meeting the...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 198-204 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1062/2019

Eva Rodríguez Bruzos1, Clara Fraguell Hernando1, Mercè Navarro Rodríguez1, Anna Escolà Fustero1, Helena Villar Abelló1, Sílvia de Quadras Roca1, Marta Argilés Huguet1, Meritxell Naudeillo Cosp1
1Equipos de Atención Psicosocial Mutuam Barcelona,

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Introduction: The end of life represents a situation with a high emotional impact on patients and family members. Under these circumstances, patients set in motion a number of coping strategies to deal with this complex, difficult situation.
Objectives: To assess emotional distress levels in patients at the end of life, to explore the coping strategies they use, and to compare...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 205-210 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1063/2019

Elena Fernández-Martínez1, Cristina Liébana-Presa1, María Martínez-Soriano2, Ana López-Alonso3
1Grupo de investigación SALBIS. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de León, León. 2Hospital Comarcal de Alcañiz, Teruel. 3Grupo de Investigación Trasplante. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de León, León

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Background and objectives: Nursing students must build emotional competence for facing death as part of their training program. This study was performed to describe the variables fear of death and emotional intelligence, to analyze the relationship between them, and to assess whether any differences exist with other sociodemographic variables.
Method: This was a comparative, correlational,...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 211-217 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1067/2019

Nieves Moyano1, Alfonso Cuvi2, Ester Ayllón1
1Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y de la Educación. Departamento de Psicología y Sociología. Universidad de Zaragoza, Campus de Huesca. 2-,

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Objective: To examine the role spirituality plays on mental health through an assessment of state anxiety and depression in palliative care cancer patients in Ecuador.
Method: Data were collected from 74 palliative care patients with cancer (19 men and 55 women) aged between 24 and 88 years (M = 58.07; SD = 13.84). We administered the following self-reported measures: FACIT-Sp-12,...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 218-222 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1064/2019

Juana M.ª Sepúlveda-Sánchez1, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz2, Alejandra Chica-Rama1, Alicia Padilla-Galo1, José Joaquín Cebrián-Gallardo1, José Carlos Canca-Sánchez1
1Servicio de Neumología. Agencia Pública Empresarial Costa del Sol, Marbella. 2Unidad de Investigación. Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas. REDISSEC, Marbella

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Background and objective: Although a high proportion of seriously ill patients die in hospital, they do not always receive the high standard of care they require. The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of palliative care provided to seriously ill patients hospitalized for respiratory disease.
Study population and methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 223-226 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1066/2019

María Ángeles González-Benítez1, María Luisa Amaya González1, Monserrat Godoy Guerrero1, Aurora Ruz Zafra1, Cristina Segura Schultz2, Alberto Ruiz-Cantero1
1Unidad de Gestión Clínica Medicina Interna. Hospital de la Serranía, Ronda. 2Equipo de Soporte de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital de la Serranía, Ronda

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Introduction: Any limitation of therapeutic effort should include a limitation of diagnostic tests not contributing to patient comfort. The aim of the present study was to assess the use of diagnostic tests among hospitalized cancer patients during their last days of life.
Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed on all stage-IV cancer patients who died during...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 227-235 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1069/2019

María Teresa García Salvador1, Nuria Garrido Rodríguez1, Vicente Ribes Gadea2, Luis Gómez Royuela1, Silvia Forcano Sanjuan3, Vicente Ruiz García4
1Unidad de Hospitalización a Domicilio. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia. 2Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital La Ribera, Alzira. 3Unidad de Hospitalización a Domicilio. Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia. 4Unidad de Hospitalización a Domicilio. Hospital Universitario Politécnico La Fe, Valencia

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Objective: To describe the knowledge healthcare providers at the units involved in the management of advanced palliatiave care patients have of the advance directives document (ADD). To find out how do they value its use, and whether they check it out regularly.
Material and methods: A multicenter, cross-sectional, descriptive study using an anonymous questionnaire to be completed...

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Special Article

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 236-249 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1019/2018

Cristina Lasmarías1, Sara Delgado Giron2, Judith A. C. Rietjens3, Ida J. Korfage3, Xavier Gómez-Batiste4
1Departament de Persones / QUALY. Institut Catalàd'Oncologia , Barcelona. 2Servicio Cuidados Paliativos. St. Luke’s Hospice, London. 3Department of Public Health. Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam. 4Cátedra de Cuidados Paliativos. Universidad de Vic, Vic

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Advance care planning (ACP) is increasingly implemented in oncology and beyond, but a definition of ACP and recommendations concerning its use are lacking. We used a formal Delphi consensus process to help develop a definition of ACP and provide recommendations for its application. Of the 109 experts (82 from Europe, 16 from North America, and 11 from Australia) who rated the ACP...

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Clinical Notes

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 250-253 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1074/2019

Iago Villamil Cajoto1, Carmen Martínez Lamas1, Lucía Balea Vázquez1, Nieves Fernández Castro1
1Unidad de Hospitalización a Domicilio. Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital da Costa, Burela

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The term multiple primary neoplasm is defined as the occurrence of two or more neoplastic processes of different origin that develop simultaneously. Information is sparse regarding patients with this condition in the palliative care setting. We report herein a series of 10 consecutive cases seen in our unit.



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El término neoplasia primaria múltiple define a...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 254-256 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1068/2019

Miguel Ángel Sancho Zamora1, Noelia Espadas Hervás2, Genoveva López Castellano3, Isabel Cañada Millas1
1Equipo Soporte Hospitalario de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid. 2Servicio de Farmacia Hospitalaria. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid. 3Servicio de Medicina Interna. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid

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Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by motor and non-motor symptoms. Its association with epilepsy has been studied for a long time.
In advanced stages, cognitive deterioration and loss of swallowing are common. This requires the parenteral administration of medicines.
Levetiracetam has been used in subcutaneous infusion with good results and...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 257-258 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1111/2019

Mercedes Barrio-Gordillo1, Olivia López-Barrantes2
1Hospital Centro de Cuidados. Fundación Vianorte-Laguna, Madrid. 2Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, San Sebastián de los Reyes

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Patients with terminal disease frecuently present various skin problems due to their underlying disease and complications of their clinical situation: bed-ridden, immobility, malnutrition, incontinence, etc. These lesions commonly produce significant suffering because of pain, itching, discomfort, body image distortion and lack of intimacy. Thus, an effective management of these by...

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Letters to Director

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 259-260 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1010/2018

Natael Antonio Domínguez Osorio1, Miguel Ángel Núñez Viejo2
1Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Internacional de Cataluña, Barcelona. 2Unidad de Cuidados Paliativos. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense, Ourense

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 260-261 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1042/2019

Miguel Ángel Sancho Zamora1
1Equipo de Soporte de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(3): 261-262 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1006/2018

Iago Villamil Cajoto1, Alicia Álvarez Pérez1, Lucía Balea Vázquez1, Carmen Martínez Lamas1
1Unidad de Hospitalización a Domicilio. Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital da Costa, Burela

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